Well the assumption is that Instagram (or any other business for that matter) is there to provide a service for its users and make money in the process. Facebook bought Instagram and therefore all it's data. Perhaps Facebook has gotten what it wants and now wishes to get rid of Instagram. They could
• Just close the site down. • Charge for its services causing users to leave and then close it down due to "lack of demand". • Change the TOS to something objectionable to shed users.
The above may appear cynical but I've worked at or been customers of companies that've used the above tactics. There may be business reasons to use any one over the other. -- Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!
I'm not even using the service and yet I'm annoyed by the blatant abuse. If the users let them get away with it then it will be users fault just as much as theirs
Kind of interesting - My 25 year old daughter uses instagram heavily. I just got off the phone with her about this and she is taking the attitude that everyone sells your personal data - why is this different....
I said its one thing to sell my browser history or shopping habits to Amazon or to 'allow' linkedIn access to my phonebook so they can 'find more contacts' .
Its entirely something different if Instagram (Facebook) sells a picture of my 15 month old granddaughter to some third party who lets it get published on some questionable third world web site.....
This should really open the door for other providers to talk about how secure or how far reaching their cloud services are..... -- Nothin' left to do but smile smile smile